My not-so-secret recipe for choosing outfits is opting for a piece or two that inspire me and then adding in the rest based on them. For today’s outfit in partnership with Bulgaria Mall I found inspiration in this embroidered cap by ESPRIT, followed by a denim jacket with unfinished hem. These two made a perfect match with one another, and gave a proper basis for a really nice casual outfit. But behind this embroidered cap I love so much, there is a whole story to tell you. A story about failure and a lesson learnt.
I always wake up into Mondays with a big smile and hopeful of a wonderful new week. Well, sometimes things just don’t work the way you want them to. A photo shoot that’s very routine to me turned into a little nightmare. After doing my make-up and hair, I rushed to Bulgaria Mall in search for this week’s outfit, but I lacked inspiration. My mood was well-supported by the windy, cold and gloomy weather. Then, Ron and I had troubles finding the location to satisfy our imagination. And all that – completed by Alex being not in a good mood, too. We went back home completely petulant just to realize that the real disaster were the photos themselves. And I started thinking about what would be worse? Having failed without admitting it or going back through the whole thing, but having a lesson learnt.
Truth is, I could have come here and uploaded those disastrous photos, compromising on what really matters to me – quality. But that would have made me feel horrible. Rather, I decided to embrace failure and make use of it in a positive way. You would ask why am I sharing this? Because I want to remind you that failure is good. It’s the best path to improving and becoming more successful. There’s nothing wrong and shameful about doing something all over again. Your growth takes a few simple steps – acceptance, a positive attitude, willingness to learn your lessons and determination to start over. Downfalls are an opportunity to develop. Just keep reminding yourself that “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” (W. Churchill)
So, on the following day, I put on this embroidered cap and pretended nothing has happened, with a few notes in the back of my mind. Hope you would like the result. :)
All of the aforementioned items are available at Bulgaria Mall.
How do you deal with failure yourself? Do you believe downfalls are good for you?
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